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Poster: unclejohn52 Date: Dec 17, 2012 7:56am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: US Gun Law Reform - a conversation -

Yes we understand your perspective, a selfish one from my POV. You are exceptionally trained, intelligent and sane - I can't confirm that for the other 40 million gun owners who own over 200 million guns. No one is suggesting taking them away from "responsible" owners - just putting safeguards in place to keep them away from irresponsible ones. This is a situation that demands the needs of the many supersede the needs of the few.

I'm glad you can sleep at night - recurring mass slaughter seems to be a status quo you can live with.

If we can register every vehicle, and educate, test and license every driver in the country, does it not make sense to do the same for guns and their owners?

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Poster: littonracker Date: Dec 17, 2012 4:56pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: US Gun Law Reform - a conversation -

It's against the law to drive drunk, yet tens of thousands of citizens are killed annually by drunk drivers, including a few thousand children. The governments ability to stop drugs, close the border and on and on is a record of failure and incompetence. There were DOT screeners at the 4 airports used by the 9/11 psychos and not ONE of them was discovered. Typical reaction: one nut had a bomb in his shoe, now every boarding passenger has to take off their shoes. The lesson is that everything can't be controlled in a society with 300+ million legal citizens (and uncounted millions of illegal ones)and freedom. However, we haven't tried what Hitler and Stalin did in their countries yet. Maybe that'll work.